Post by Peter Chant
Tried installing slackware current both on bare hardware and in qemu and
got a kernel panic. I'll try again once there is an update in case I
somehow corrupted my image. However, I wonder if anyone else has the
I had something similar with these details for my case:
- My /boot was on a plain partition (/dev/sda2).
- My / was on a RAID10.
- Installer ran perfectly.
- I installed GRUB rather than LILO.
- Booting the installed system had a kernel panic at about 5-6
seconds on the kernel timestamp.
In my case, there were the following problems:
- In /boot/grub/grub.cfg, I needed to change /dev/md126 to
/dev/Microknoppix:slash2, because the /dev/md* numbers are
apparently random in the installed system.
- In /etc/fstab, I needed to make the same change.
- In order to use the generic rather than huge kernel, I needed
to create a mkinitrd and add lines in /boot/grub/grub.cfg to
use the initrd image.
- I needed to copy (using dd) the partition that was /dev/sda2
in the installer to the other /dev/sd*2 partitions.
(Partitioning is identical across the five physical disks
that make up the RAID10 plus spare.
Hope that helps if the root cause of your kernel panic is similar
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